gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, shred-friendly
the day of the week before Sunday and following Friday, and (together with Sunday) forming part of the weekend.
Saturdays mean Daddy is home for breakfast. And Daddy likes pancakes. Even these totally good for you pancakes.
There are hundreds of 2 and 3 ingredient pancake recipes out there that are pretty good. But there’s nothing like carb loading on a good ol’ fashioned pancake. Which is exactly what it feels like when you eat these! Without the guilt, bloat, muffin top, and sugar high.
The stars of the show: Bob’s GF Oats. Not all oats are gluten-free. French Vanilla JP Complete. This is the ONLY protein powder I will feed my kids and for that matter, myself. Before I incorporate anything into my family’s diet, I ask three questions:
- Is it safe for anyone, at any age, and at any stage. (from embryo to elderly to athlete to cancer patient)
- Is it NSF certified? (third-party organization that tests and certifies products to make sure that what the company lists on the ingredient label is actually IN the product, and nothing else!)
- Does it have a warning label? (If something is dangerous in large doses, I don’t want it in my body in small doses either, thanks. I’d rather actually just not poison my body at all than only poison it a little bit at a time. And for the love of God, if you’re still taking or giving your kids a multivitamin, including prenatal vitamins, you stop that right now! Not ONE single research study exists proving that synthetic vitamins actually do any good.)
Juice Plus is the only company of its kind whose entire product line meets my standards: Plant-based, Non-GMO, safe for everyone, NSF certified, and NO warning label. Powdered produce, that’s it.
Oat flour is literally oats…..ground in a blender…..into flour. The easiest.
The amount of cinnamon one prefers in pancake batter can make or break a marriage. Big John likes a little bit of cinnamon. I like a lot. We are learning to compromise.
A mashed, overripe banana can pretty much act as a substitute for sugar in any recipe.
Tiny helpers melt my heart.
This batter is da bomb. Salmonella….I ain’t scared.
I add a little coconut oil to the pan before the batter. Because I’m basic and use coconut oil for everything.
This is Big John’s plate. I’m going to a bachelorette party later. Meaning most of my calories today will be in liquid form. So I just had one. #balance
Yield: 8 medium husband & kid approved pancakes
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour (ground gluten-free oats)
- 2 full scoops French Vanilla Juice Plus Complete
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 over-ripe banana, mashed
- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 T coconut oil for pan
- extra virgin coconut spread
- pure maple syrup
- mix all ingredients aside from coconut oil in one bowl
- batter should be semi-thick but still pourable
- melt coconut oil in pan on medium heat
- add batter
- cook until bubbles have popped (about 3 minutes) & flip, cook for 1 more minute
- top with butter & syrup
- insert pancakes into mouth
- acheive happiness